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Infrared light to speed up brain healing


#1

Hi just wanted to share that sometimes infrared light can really help my head pressure / aches and pulsating symptoms and recover a bit faster from “bad days”. Here is some interesting research on infrared for healing the brain:

It seems that 870nm infrared can penetrate the furthest into the brain and ear, but 630nm penetrates some as well and helps improve the quality of blood and blood flow. Infrared light has been known to accelerate wound healing by 2x-3x in some cases. It seems cheap and low risk to me. I do have a few different types of lamps at home that I really like. Infrared is not a “cure all” or anything, but I think it can be as helpful as magnesium or CoQ10. And like the supplements, you have to keep doing it everyday.

A simple heat lamp from home depot can work, but I found with head pressure that its not the best thing to heat up the head (unless your house is cold, then its actually perfect). So, I bought this 830nm light source, which doesn’t really generate a lot of heat, and I shine it between my eyes:

I think it affects the trigeminal nerve and calms things down a bit. I don’t over do it or anything, 5 min is enough time I think. I also shine it on at the base of my skull to reach the brainstem, or sometimes directly at my ears. In addition, for men there are other places to shine it to boost testosterone, but I won’t go into detail here. (-:

Anyways, just thinking of anything to help us recover that is low risk.


#2

I use ice to calm my trigeminal nerve and it helps to a certain degree with headache, earache and eye ache.